J&J had a policy in 1970s to deal with asbestos in its talc products.

At least as early as the 1970s J&J developed a policy to initiate studies only as dictated by confrontation, which allowed J&J to neutralize data already generated by investigators who question the safety of consumer talc products. A 1979 article in the Journal of Environmental Pathology and Toxicology presented study results of a significant increase in respiratory cancer mortality among miners. A 1988 analysis of the data determined that at least one had died of mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma, whether you know the source of the asbestos exposure or not, please feel free to contact me for a free consultation at 856-834-5894.